ASHLEY MARIE PARROTT, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCACP, BCPS, (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the ambulatory clinical pharmacy manager at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Parrott graduated from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences before completing a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the ProMedica Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Parrott went on to complete her Masters of Business Administration at the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation. She is board certified in ambulatory care and pharmacotherapy.
Parrott’s leadership in ASHP includes service as chair of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners (SACP) Advisory Group (SAG) on Compensation and Practice Sustainability. During almost seven years of service to the SAG, she has contributed to multiple SACP resource documents and an ASHP webinar. Parrott also contributed to a SACP podcast in 2020 discussing the transition to telepharmacy services early in the COVID-19 pandemic. She has presented regionally for the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists and nationally at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting on ambulatory pharmacy services, including topics on service development and reimbursement. Parrott is a routine reviewer for the ASHP CV Review Program. Parrott serves as residency program director for an ASHP accredited PGY-2 ambulatory care residency program. Parrott was recognized with the Glen Sperandio Health System Pharmacist of the Year award for the state of Indiana in 2020 for her outstanding service in pharmacy practice, professional organizations, and to the community.
During the past year, we have seen pharmacists catapulted forward as a resource to help drive the COVID-19 vaccine effort. Ambulatory care pharmacists have played a critical role in the response to the pandemic—from supporting vaccine efforts in the community pharmacy or clinic settings, transitioning to telepharmacy services to continue providing patient care, or assisting patients with financial hardship in gaining access to life-saving medications.
This renewed emphasis on the value of pharmacists gives ASHP and the Section a great opportunity to continue advancing the role of ambulatory care pharmacists—striving to meet the Section vision that “every patient can receive care needed from an ambulatory care pharmacist as part of their healthcare team.” These efforts take many forms, from supporting membership in building ambulatory care services through ASHP Connect blog posts, resource center documents, webinars, and networking to leading policy changing efforts at state and national levels.
The support of ASHP, the Section, and its members has been a critical part of my ambulatory pharmacy journey. As a member of the Section, I have had the opportunity to experience the continuum of resources and support that ASHP and the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners has to offer its members—first as a PGY-1 resident, then as a new practitioner, and now as I seek to continue to give back to this profession and organization through service as director-at-large. It is an honor to be nominated to serve our ambulatory care practitioners, the Section, and ASHP.